c. 1790 – Marietta (Maytown), PA – $139,900

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Added to OHD on 3/4/19   -   Last OHD Update: 3/7/19   -   23 Comments
10 S River St, Marietta, PA 17547

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The John Nicolas, Sr. House according to Lancaster County Trust for Historic Preservation records - c. 1790-1800 - John Nicolas was a blacksmith in Maytown as early as 1770; this house was remodeled c. 1840-1870; deed records indicate this was an early log house altered over the years; exterior walls covered with vertical weather boards center hall colonial with wood plank floors LR fireplace with elaborate mantel/paneling DR with brick floors/fireplace w/wood stove/beamed ceiling exposed brick walls/beamed ceiling/skylights in kitchen all appliances included skylight in entrance to rear yard first floor full bath with brick floor/stall shower attic pulldown stairs large 2nd floor bath with double vanity/wood floors skylights 2nd floor rear bedroom wood floors all bedrooms roof 2017 detached 2-car frame garage with metal roof and attached workshop-2nd floor loft storage large level yard with brick walk/lavish landscaping charming home
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Bill Rothermel, RE/MAX Pinnacle
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23 Comments on c. 1790 – Marietta (Maytown), PA – $139,900

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  1. Avatarddbacker says: 381 comments
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    1971 Uninspired split-level
    Prairie Village, KS

    Oh my. For that asking price I was expecting a wreck and/or way upstate locale. It’s lovely, especially the kitchen, and it’s in the Harrisbug/Hershey/Lancaster area.

    • Avatarddbacker says: 381 comments
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      1971 Uninspired split-level
      Prairie Village, KS

      Oops – I did not mean to infer that upstate PA is less lovely than other parts. I’m just talking certain price differentials which all states have. All of PA is great – I lived there for 4 years when I was a kid and would happily do so again. I’ll stop talking now.

      • AvatarHazel Hayes says: 37 comments

        Please, don’t stop talking! Your post is so interesting and it would be wonderful to know why the area was special to you as a kid.

        It is so important for all of us to keep special memories alive because nostalgia is what makes our world go ’round. Without it, how bereft everything will become!

        Today we have lost reverence for our history as a nation. And once our history is lost, our integrity goes with it. (George Washington’s Mount Vernon is looking more and more like a bed and breakfast all the time).

        So often I wish that I could revisit, even for a day, the incredible charm of my community that was so incredibly magical to me as a child. It was beautiful, and today I grieve for children who will never know the beauty of this same community as I was so fortunate to see it in the 1960s and 70s; by the 80s the rest is history.

        Yes, of course I understand; it will never be the same. But no, I am not living in the days of ten cent trolley cars either. Perhaps some of us feel very fortunate to have experienced childhood when the world wasn’t dominated by technology as it is today.

        • Avatarddbacker says: 381 comments
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          1971 Uninspired split-level
          Prairie Village, KS

          I’ve lived in various Midwest states all of my 50 years except for 4 years in Pennsylvania. I don’t think about the other places much but I think about PA a lot. A couple of years ago, my son wanted to see Gettysburg so we took a road trip and detoured through the old town, Lewistown. The house is still there (seemed so small!), the old town square largely unchanged after 40 years. So it’s mostly nostalgia, I suppose – a simpler time like you describe, and a sense of permanence in a rapidly changing world.

        • Avatarkawaiikami says: 23 comments

          Hazel, how beautifully put. I feel just how you do. Growing up in a small town in Indiana moving away as a young girl…from then on I have never felt rooted to any place. How I miss the closeness of what could have been life long friends. Time with my grandparents and all the rest of the family. I may have been born in the past during the Victorian era I don’t know. I like to think that is where I get the feelings of family staying together or nearby. The love of the Victorian homes and architecture as well as history be it American or European history all of it is fascinating and totally relevant to today. Depending upon what side of the fence, we are looking at a dangerous time in the world. Not just America. I don’t know who said it but history does seem to repeat itself. It is up to each one of us to not allow the worst part of inhumanity take root again.

    • AvatarStephanie says: 21 comments

      I love the brick in the kitchen. What a beautiful home!

  2. AvatarTish Otak says: 4 comments

    Marietta is a wonderful small town in the east shore of the Susquehanna River – BIG interest in preservation in thatvtown! This home is a tremendous value.

  3. AvatarDeborah J. Lavoie says: 9 comments

    I love this house

  4. AvatarSherryLynn says: 24 comments
    Marion, AR

    Love houses built in the 1700. Simple but so awesome. Love the kitchen.

  5. AvatarCamille Moitoret says: 1 comments

    This place is adorable. I love what they’ve done with all the color, it’s so cheerful and fun.

  6. AvatarCricket says: 20 comments

    WOW! I absolutely love this house. Can’t believe the price.

  7. AvatarHazel Hayes says: 37 comments

    Such an adorable, quaint little place in an interesting location.

    Beyond all of the good information other posters offer here, it will be interesting to explore the history of this settlement and to learn more about the building biology and infrastructure.

    The owners have invested a great deal of their passion in this property. It is really adorable and immediately livable. Someone has done a very nice job with this property, inside and out.

  8. AvatarCynthia Skidmore says: 17 comments

    Absolutely incredible property. Simply beautiful.

  9. AmerikiwiAmerikiwi says: 154 comments
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    1997 1 storey contemporary

    I love the elegant simplicity of this home and the rooms are just the right size – big enough for what you need to put in them but still oozing warmth and coziness. I could even overcome my dislike of being attached to another home to have a place like this.

  10. AvatarHoyt Clagwell says: 250 comments

    While it’s not to my own taste, I must say that whoever decorated this house is an absolute genius with color. That interior is a total work of art.

  11. Avatarmiles227 says: 187 comments
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    1955 Storybook Ranch
    Northridge, CA

    It looks like a delightful journey from the house to the garage!

  12. AvatarSuzanne says: 7 comments

    Love love love everything about this place. On top of it, this is one I could actually afford!!

  13. Barbara VBarbara V says: 291 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    The brick path through the perennial garden is calling my name, and all that kitchen needs to be perfect are an antique stove and refrigerator (and hide the w/d)…

  14. Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 507 comments
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    1875 Victorian Farmhouse
    Lancaster, PA,

    Sweet. And Maytown is a very cute little old Lancaster county village with a classic square and Main St. Excellent property here.

  15. AvatarJ DeAngelis says: 2 comments

    Perfection in every detail!

  16. AvatarSUSAN Baldwin says: 1 comments

    I’m so sad. We had an appointment to look at this little beauty today. Got notice this morning they accepted an offer. 🙁

    • AvatarAnnikki says: 1 comments

      Oh, Susan! That is certainly painful. Just wanted to say I feel for you; what an enchanting home. Take heart, this only means something even more incredible is waiting for you.

  17. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 770 comments
    1875 Limestone house
    Loire Valley, France,

    I’m in love!! It’s just perfect, picture perfect! Colorful but not overwhelming, I like the simple decor and furniture, no frills. I think it’s one of my all-time favorites!

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